ESL Students

It’s hard to make history and civics relevant and interesting to many students. Motheread has developed a compelling approach to meet this need. The My United States curriculum helps students develop a personal perspective and context for learning about history, government, and community life. Based on the requirements of the US Citizenship Test, all 12 lessons have also been correlated with CASAS competencies. When the curriculum has been used as a component in an ESL class, the average student gain is 2.13 ESL functioning levels as measured by the Basic English Skills Test.

In order to provide classes, staff need to attend a 2-day interactive My United States training that combines individual assignments, small group work, lecture, and discussion. Participants completing My US requirements will be awarded 1.3 CEU’s from North Carolina State University.

Training participants will learn

  • How to integrate civics education into a Basic Skill curriculum
  • How to motivate students to learn information required to pass the U.S. Citizenship Test
  • How to connect simple books to complex subjects
  • How to use related resource and support materials




Click here to download the ESL (Working with ESL Students) PDF file.